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Welcome to NICA!

The National Independent Concessionaires Association is dedicated to strengthening relationships with the Fair, Festival, and Special Events Industries through effective communication, benefits, education, leadership, and solutions.

Our growing membership includes over 1100 mobile food and retail Concessionaires, Fairs, Festivals, and Associate Members in the Industry-related companies in the United States and Canada. NICA's large amount of benefits include discounts on variety of items including food, beverages, supplies, travel, and lodging, so you can make the most of your season. 

NICA participates in a majority of State Fair annual conventions along with the WFA Convention and NICA Sysco Marketplace in January, NICA Business Expo and Fare Foods Food Show in February, and IAFE Convention in November.

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2020 Scholarship Applications Available Online!

In 2020, the NICA Foundation will award $30,500 in scholarships! We have strengthened the scholarship program with the addition of the Regional Councils Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 and the Past Presidents and Directors Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. The Scholarship Program will continue to award one scholarship for $3,000 with a donation from Coca-Cola in honor of CCE-designated members, and two Gene O’Brien, CCE Vocational School Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each. The remaining scholarships in will be provided using donations from fundraising and the NICA Membership.

The deadline is extended this year, so applications must now be received in the NICA Office no later than June 1, 2020 to qualify. Start planning the next steps for the next chapter in your life today!

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NICA BUSINESS EXPO & FARE FOODS 2020 FOOD SHOW

February 3rd-5th, 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended! We will be uploading pictures soon to the website and will be showcasing them in an upcoming issue of NICA News. Do you have any photos you would like to share? Post them on our NICA Facebook page or send them straight to us via the Submit Your Content Tool.

The discount and savings programs that NICA has negotiated with our premiere partners are just another way we are building relationships throughout this industry in order to bring much needed and REAL benefits to our members. See the latest Benefit Booklet for more details.

Member Directory

As a NICA Member, you have 24/7 access to your online Membership Directory.

Member Benefits

View our full benefits list and see how you can save more than the cost of a membership.

Industry Associations

Our sister organizations include IAFE, WFA, IAAPA, IISA, OABA, and CAFE.

Event Calendar

View our event calendar to see upcoming deadlines, events, and shows for NICA.

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